Well we survived the second day and packed a lot in!
After sleeping in, we booked ourselves some tickets for a tour and then set off to make our way there.
We started at Pike Place Market which was absolutely packed! The flowers were gorgeous and there was a ton of jams to try. I somehow missed the cinnamon place with supposedly had df and gf, but I found the yarn stall. The yarn is dyed right here in Seattle and I picked up a skein is gorgeous fingering weight. I think the thing I liked best about Pike Place was the view from the far side out over the water.
The gym wall is right by the market. There was a steady stream of people going to look at it, but it did gross me out a bit in person! The sticky note wall as you’re walking away seemed cuter to me!
From there we headed over towards the Ride the Ducks tour. I of course found the yarn store in our way. The store was beautiful, had a large selection of a variety of yarns, a really good sale section and many books. It even had a yarn that is dyed especially for them called Market Flowers, however, the woman working in the store wasn’t the most welcoming. After a stop for beer and wings (a Kind bar for me) We ended up looking around the area of the Space Needle and the MoPOP, which are right beside each other and beside the Ducks Tour Office.
I had taken a duck tour in Boston so knew what to expect. I have to admit the annoying woman behind me from Palm Springs really didn’t help the situation!😖. Our guide was awesome and interesting though I found this tour was more looking at Seattle and hearing about things that had happened here, rather than being shown specific sites. It was amazing how many things started in Seattle though! I think I liked being on Lake Union the best!
We headed back towards the hotel and walked the waterfront the whole way . There is just nothing as nice as being near water!
We looked through the Olympic Art Centre and it was interesting to learn that 1% of a development’s construction budget, if they use any public money, has to go towards public art.
We wanted to go to Elliot’s and though they seemed to have tons of empty tables on their patio, we were told the wait would be 25 minutes so we kept walking. We ended up at Von’s, and had a lovely time sharing tacos, clams and drinks for happy hour. Well actually my friends shared, I had gf/df cod tacos to myself.
From here I was excited that my friends were willing to go on the Underground Tour. We went and bought our tickets and did the 75 minute tour. It was super interesting!!!! We all decided we would have enjoyed the later adult only tour as well as maybe it would have gone even deeper into the history.
After a quick stop at the hotel, we headed out for a walk around. We asked the doorman where he suggested and he pointed us to the Taproom. This place was huge but not super busy. They had 160 beers on tap, including about six ciders and they even had a local gf beer in cans. I decided to do a tasting flight so stuck with the ciders, though I really wanted to try the Grapefruit IPA. Oh well, my cider and chips and pico were good. We are definitely noticing they everything is bigger down here!
At that point I fell immediately asleep and am now ready for another day:)